Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Money is Money

On This Thanksgiving I am Thankful for not being sold into slavery to pay my family's debts.

Some Indian farmers are selling their wives to pay debts, a practice social workers say is as much about the low social status of women as it is poverty. The financial crisis in India is taking its toll.

A spokesperson for Goldman Saks and Morgan Stanley Chase says there is no need for regulation: 'It would only gum up sales' and 'muck up profits'. They claim that the market itself can self regulate. When asked about the moral aspect of this "market", the spokesperson started to giggle uncontrollably and hung up the phone.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to question regarding the above with the now becoming standard Obama administration's response:

'Can't we all just get along'...

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